More than 20 performers, including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys, performed a concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday night in a tribute to Prince. Throughout the evening, various artists took the stage to perform classic Prince songs, including “Sister,” “Little Red Corvette,” and the “The Beautiful Ones.” To close the show, all the musicians joined together on stage for a group performance of Prince’s classic “1999.”
The concert also served as a fundraiser and raised $100,000 for various music education programs.
“Prince is one of the most prolific songwriters in my collection, and he makes my Top 10 when I think about the artists who have truly shaped modern music,” Michael Dorf, the mastermind behind the event, told The New York Times. This marks the ninth year that Dorf has put together a tribute show to raise money for the less fortunate. Past performances have paid tribute to the Rolling Stones, the Who, R.E.M., Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.